Scams where people call and claim to be Internal Revenue Service Agents

Several of our clients have received phone calls from people claiming to be with the Internal Revenue Service in the last few weeks.  These phone calls are scams and recently many of the people calling are even leaving messages with call back numbers.  Some of these scams threaten the taxpayer with arrest.

The Internal Revenue Service does not call taxpayers and make threats like this.  There are literally hundreds of scammers making these calls; often located in foreign countries.

If you receive these calls you should ignore them entirely.  The taxing agencies would like you to report these scams and you can report them at:

  1. IRS.  1-800-829-1040
  2. Indiana Department of Revenue.  1-317-232-2240

If you have questions about a phone call that you think is a tax scam please give me a phone call at 260-407-5000.

Mike Sylvester, CPA/ABV, MBA

 

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